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Using the eval works great for matches : $pattern = eval "qr$pattern" or die $@;
But of course, when I do a 'substitution pattern' s///, it fails because it looks like eval "qrs/stuff/morestuff/. So I tried adding a bang, to wrap around the interpolated variable in the original : $pattern = eval "qr!$pattern!" or die $@; But now my patterns fail to match anything. Example:
s/Bill Clinton/The ex-President/gi on Bill Clinton is the ex-President +. bill clinton. results in Failure.

In reply to Re^2: qr// and user provided regex patterns... by misterMatt
in thread qr// and user provided regex patterns... by misterMatt

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